New Weird Al Album, Possibly Soviet-Themed, Gets July 15 Release Date
After much teasing, Weird Al officially announced this afternoon via Twitter that his follow-up album to 2011's "Alpocalypse" will be released July 15. There's no title yet (unless the album is also improbably titled "July 15"), but if the promo photo is anything to judge, there's going to be at least a little big of Stalinist and/or Soviet humor on the musician's 13th full-length, which he announced was in the works in December of last year, following his successfully settled suit with Sony Music over royalties, among other allegations.
Check out the increasingly tantalizing string of tweets Al's been firing off about the album over the past three days:
Just got done mastering. Ladies and gentlemen, here it is… my NEW ALBUM. pic.twitter.com/1a77U7W1zx— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) June 12, 2014
Big important cryptic announcement coming tomorrow.— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) June 13, 2014
Big important cryptic announcement coming in exactly one hour.— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) June 14, 2014
No word yet on a tracklist or even a title for the new record, but if you happened to catch it, comedian Patton Oswalt did give his Twitter followers another clue as to its contents last month:
Just listened to @alyankovic's upcoming album & I am in awe. He satirizes a band I've worshiped since the 90s & it...is...beautiful.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 16, 2014